Mar 1, 2013 7:00am PST
:46 with a murder trial in phoenix that's trance fix iin transfixing the . jodi arias is charged with murdering her ex-boyfriend. >> did you kill travis alexander on june 4th, 2008? >> yes, i did. >> why? >> the simple answer is that he attacked me and i was defending myself. >> but there aren't many simple answers here. jodi arias says she killed her boyfriend, travis alexander, because she feared for her life. the prosecution says it was a love story that ended in murder. >> she rewarded that love by sticking a knife in his chest. >> reporter: for two months a phoenix jury has heard the steamy details of their relationship. this tawdry tale is set against the backdrop of a religion. travis was mormon and had taken a vow of chastity. >> jodi represent ed the decisin of going after someone he was physically attracted to whereas some other girls represented settling down and having a nice, stereotipp stereotippical relationship. >> reporter: they broke up and friends say jodi became confessed. >> travis confided in us, she snoops through my e-mails, through my house. she checks up on me constantly.